What does hadith about learning Quran? There are many hadith about learning and teaching quran that shows the virtue of reading the Holy Qur’an and encouraging it, and some of these hadith on importance of learning Quran are mentioned below:

The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said in importance of learning quran hadith:

No people get together in a house of the houses of Allah (i.e. a mosque), reciting the Book of Allah, and learning it together among themselves, but calmness (sakinah) comes down to them, (Divine) mercy covers them (from above), and the angels surround them, and Allah makes a mention of them among those who are with Him“.

Why learning Quran is important?

The Holy Qur’an is of great importance represented in the following points:

  • That in his recitation is following the order of Allah Almighty, as well as following the Sunnah of the Prophet, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, which is full of care and adherence to the Book of Allah Almighty.
  • The reciter of the Noble Qur’an proves his faith if he recites it properly because Allah Almighty says:

الَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَتْلُونَهُ حَقَّ تِلاَوَتِهِ أُوْلَـئِكَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِهِ وَمن يَكْفُرْ بِهِ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ هُمُ الْخَاسِرُونَ

  • The recitation of the Qur’an is a reason for fortune, prosperity, profit, and success in this world and the Hereafter, because Allah Almighty says:

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَتْلُونَ كِتَابَ اللَّهِ وَأَقَامُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَأَنفَقُوا مِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ سِرّاً وَعَلَانِيَةً يَرْجُونَ تِجَارَةً لَّن تَبُورَ

  • Allah Almighty praised those who recite His verses, as Allah the Highest, said:

لَيْسُواْ سَوَاء مِّنْ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ أُمَّةٌ قَآئِمَةٌ يَتْلُونَ آيَاتِ اللّهِ آنَاء اللَّيْلِ وَهُمْ يَسْجُدُونَ

  • Indeed, reading the Qur’an is guidance and glad tidings for the believers of a great reward. As Allah Almighty said:

إِنَّ هَـذَا الْقُرْآنَ يِهْدِي لِلَّتِي هِيَ أَقْوَمُ وَيُبَشِّرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ الَّذِينَ يَعْمَلُونَ الصَّالِحَاتِ أَنَّ لَهُمْ أَجْراً كَبِيراً

  • Memorizing and reciting the Qur’an is a reason for Muslims to receive the intercession of the Qur’an on the Day of Resurrection.
  • In the book of Allah Almighty, healing and mercy, Allah Almighty says:

وَنُنَزِّلُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ مَا هُوَ شِفَاء وَرَحْمَةٌ لِّلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلاَ يَزِيدُ الظَّالِمِينَ إَلاَّ خَسَاراً

There are also many hadith about learning and teaching quran such as:

1- learning quran hadith:

Abu Umama said he heard God’s messenger say, “Recite the Qur’an, for on the day of resurrection it will come as an intercessor for those who recite it. Recite the two shining ones, Baqara and sūra Al Imran (Qur’ān, 2 and 3). 

for on the day of resurrection, they will come as two clouds or two shades, or two flocks of birds in ranks* pleading for those who recite them. Recite sura al-Baqara.

for using it produces blessing and abandoning it produces regret, and the slothful are unable to recite it.” *The alternative may indicate that the transmitter was not sure which word was used, “clouds” or “shades”. Muslim transmitted it.

3- hadith about learning Quran

“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Learn the Qur’an, recite it and go to bed, for the likeness of the Qur’an and the one who learns it and acts upon it is that of a sack filled with musk, which spreads its fragrance everywhere. And the likeness of one who learns it then goes to bed with it in his heart is that of a sack that is tied up from which no fragrance comes out.”

4- hadith on importance of learning Quran

The messenger of Allah said:

“Learn and recite the Qur’an, for to one who learns, recites and uses it in prayer at night it is like a bag filled with musk whose fragrance diffuses itself everywhere; and he who learns it and goes to sleep having it within him is like a bag with musk tied up in it.” Tirmidhi, Nasā’ī and Ibn Majah transmitted it.

5- importance of learning quran hadith:

The messenger said peace be upon him:

The best of you is the one who teaches Qur’an or learns it.” Muhammad bin Ja’far and Hajjaj said: Abu Abdur Rahman said: That is what made me sit in this place (i.e., become a teacher). 

Hajjaj said: Shubah said: Abu `Abdur-Rahman did not hear (it) from ‘Uthman or from Abdullah, but he heard it رضي الله عنه)‎ from ‘Ali (call). My father said and Bahz said: (It was narrated from) Shu`bah who said: `Alqamah bin Marthad told me. “The best of you is the one who learns Qur’an and teaches it.

`Affan told us: Shu’bah told us: Alqamah bin Marthad told me… and he said in it: “Whoever learns the Qur’an or teaches it.”.

How does hadith help us understand Quran?

By meditating on Allah saying:

(وَأَنزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الذِّكْرَ لِتُبَيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ مَا نُزِّلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ )

As well as the saying of the Almighty:

(وَمَا آَتَاكُمُ الرَّسُولُ فَخُذُوهُ وَمَا نَهَاكُمْ عَنْهُ فَانْتَهُوا )

Through extrapolation and tracking of what the Prophet, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, said, actions, and reports, we can define the relationship of the Prophet’s Sunnah to the Holy Qur’an in five matters:

1- Confirm and affirm what was stated in the Noble Qur’an:

This includes every issue mentioned in the Holy Qur’an and confirmed and encouraged by the Sunnah of the Prophet.

The acts of worship that Allah Almighty command 

وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُوا مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ

Its confirmation and confirmation came in the words of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Islam is based on five (pillars): testifying that there is no true god except Allah and that Muhammad (PBUH) is His slave and Messenger; performing of Salat (lqamat-as-Salat); the payment of Zakat; performing Hajj (pilgrimage) to the House [of Allah (Ka’bah)]; and Saum (fasting) during the month of Ramadan.”

2- Interpretation, detail, and clarification of what came in summary?

The verses of the Quran came in a nutshell on many issues.

And the Messenger of Allah, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, explained them by saying or by applying them in practice, for example in His saying:

وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ 

The prophet Peace Be Upon Him said:

The Prophet (SAW) said, “When you get up to pray, perform ablution perfectly, then face the Qiblah and say: ‘Allahu Akbar’ (Allah is the Most Great). Then recite a convenient portion of the Qur’an; then bow and remain calmly in that position for a moment, then rise up and stand erect; then prostrate and remain calmly in that position for a moment, then rise up and sit calmly, then prostrate and remain calmly in that position for a moment; then do that throughout your prayer.” [Reported by as- Sab’a and the wording is that of al-Bukhari ] .

As well as explaining the types of money on which zakat is due, its quorum and the amount of zakat that must be paid.

3- Majoring in comprehensive verses in the Noble Qur’an:

يُوصِيكُمُ اللَّهُ فِي أَوْلادِكُمْ لِلذَّكَرِ مِثْلُ حَظِّ الْأُنْثَيَيْنِ.

The ruling came that all children inherit from their fathers and mothers, but the Sunnah specified this generality:

The Prophet (SAW) said, “A Muslim does not inherit from an infidel and an infidel does not inherit from a Muslim.” [Agreed upon].

4- Absolute adherence to what was mentioned in the Qur’an, for example

Almighty saying:

وَالسَّارِقُ وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُوا أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاءً بِمَا كَسَبَا نَكَالاً مِنَ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ 

Where the hand came to be absolute, and the hand in the language refers to the upper end of the fingers to the shoulder.

So the saying and deed of the Prophet’s Sunnah came to restrict this absolute, so the hand was specified to the right and to cut off from the wrist.

5- The Sunnah legislates rulings and legislation that are not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an sometimes, for example:

The saying of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, about gold and silk, where he took gold in his right hand and silk in his left, and said:

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The wearing of silk and gold has been made unlawful for males of my Ummah and lawful for the females.”

Is learning the Quran compulsory?

The people of knowledge unanimously agreed that memorizing the Holy Qur’an in its entirety is a communal obligation, that is, if a sufficient number of Muslims memorize it, the sin is waived from the rest.

As for individual Muslims, the scholars of the nation have unanimously agreed that it is obligatory for every Muslim to memorize what he needs to perform the prayer.

Especially since in Islamic law an important rule states that an obligation cannot be fulfilled without it being obligatory.

And prayer is obligatory for every Muslim, and for prayer to be valid, Al-Fatihah must be recited and a certain amount. Among the verses are those who say that it is obligatory to read what is easy from the Qur’an after Al-Fatihah.

As for memorizing the Holy Qur’an in its entirety, except for Al-Fatihah, the scholars have unanimously agreed that it is mustahabb, and as for whoever wants to seek legal knowledge, he should start by memorizing the Holy Qur’an, then move on to other sciences.

Also, Ibn Abd al-Barr – may Allah have mercy on him – indicated that memorizing the entire Qur’an is not obligatory.

But it is a necessary duty for whoever loves to be a scholar, and it should be noted that forgetting the Noble Qur’an after memorizing it or forgetting something from it is considered negligence in the right of the Qur’an.

And it indicates that this great blessing is not taken care of, so the Sheikh of Islam Ibn Taymiyyah mentioned that forgetting the Noble Qur’an is a sin, and that some of the predecessors considered it a major sin.

What should we not do while reading Quran?

There have been many hadiths of the Prophet that show the etiquette of reciting the Noble Qur’an, including the following:

1- Urging to review the memorization of the Qur’an: As it was mentioned in hadith about learning and teaching quran: Al-Bukhari and Muslims narrated in their Sahihs from the hadith of Abu Musa, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Prophet, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, said:

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Read the Qur’an regularly. By the One in Whose Hand Muhammad’s soul is, it escapes from memory faster than a camel does from its tying ropes.”

2- Purification before reading or touching the Qur’an, as stated in the hadith:

Al-Muhajir b. Qunfudh said that he came upon the Prophet when he was passing water and saluted him, but he did not respond to the salutation till he had performed ablution. He then made his excuse to him saying, “I dislike mentioning Allah name except when I am in a state of purity.” Abu Dawud transmitted it. Nasa’i transmitted it up to “till he had performed ablution” and said, “then when he had performed ablution he responded to it.”

3- Tasuk before reciting the Qur’an due to the hadith narrated by Al-Bazzar in his Musnad via Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, according to which the Prophet, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, said:

I went to ‘A’isha and said, “Mother of the faithful, tell me about the nature of God’s Messenger.” She asked, “Do you not recite the Qur’an?” On my replying that I certainly did, she said, “The Prophet’s nature was the Qur’an.”* I said, “Mother of the faithful, tell me about the witr of Allah Messenger.” She replied, “I used to prepare his miswak and his water for ablution.

And Allah would rouse him to the extent He wished during the night. He would use the miswak, perform ablution, and pray nine rak’as, sitting only during the eighth of them, then he would make mention of Allah, praise and supplicate Him.

Then he would get up without uttering the salutation and pray the ninth. After that, he would sit, make mention of Allah, praise and supplicate Him, then utter a salutation loud enough for me to hear. 

He would then pray two rak’as sitting after uttering the salutation, and that made eleven rak’as, sonny. But when Allah Messenger grew old and became fleshy he observed a witr of seven, doing in the two rak’as, as he had done formerly, and that made rak’as, as he had done formerly, and that made nine, sonny. 

When Allah prophet prayed a prayer he liked to keep on observing it, but when sleep or pain made it impossible for him to get up during the night; he prayed twelve rak ‘as during the day. 

I am not aware of Allah prophet having recited the whole Qur’an in a night, or praying through a whole night till morning, or fasting a complete month, except Ramadan.” *i.e. the good characteristics included in the Qur’an were shown by the Prophet in his own life. Muslim transmitted it.”

In conclusion,

there are many hadith about learning and teaching quran and learning quran hadith, which showed the virtue of learning the Holy Qur’an and the reward for its recitation.

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